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Academic Biography

I’m a senior lecturer in sport and exercise science, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach across the sport and exercise science undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and I am the course link tutor for the FdSc sports coaching. I have led on undergraduate short course design and post-graduate programme design (Sport and Exercise Medicine), and contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate programme design (BSc Sport and Exercise; MSc Strength & Conditioning for rehab and recovery).

After my MSc Sport and Exercise Science I spent a number of years as a health improvement specialist working with clients and groups with multiple chronic health conditions and improving access to physical activity in areas with high levels of deprivation. My PhD focussed on the school playground environmental as a suitable environment to enhance fundamental movement skills and promote a higher level of physical activity in primary school children. My current research spans the health and sport science disciplines and underpins much of the content I deliver on the exercise and health-related modules I teach on.

I enjoy cycling, running, walking and the gym; I am a qualified personal trainer and vocational assessor and have supported many previous students through their level 2 gym instructor and personal trainer qualifications alongside their university studies.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Fundamental movement skill interventions in children
  • PE and School sport
  • Physical Literacy 
  • School and workplace physical activity
  • Obesogenic environments


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